Fauci: COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 5 could be available soon

ORLANDO, Fla. — Dr. Anthony Fauci said COVID-19 shots for kids under 5 could be available by June.


He’s said he’s expecting both Moderna and Pfizer to submit their vaccines for children aged 6 months to 5 years old very soon.

“You have two separate companies. One of which has a dose a little bit different than the other and the other one has a regimen a little bit different.”

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We found out that Moderna is working on a two-dose vaccine, while Pfizer is working on a three-dose vaccine.

Fauci said the FDA could delay its rulings until both vaccines are ready to go, out of an abundance of caution.

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Fauci says that another reason for the delay is that don’t want to confuse parents. Releasing both vaccines at the same time would make things simpler too.

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Q McCray, WFTV.com

Q McCray is an award-winning general assignment reporter.